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What is Juneteenth? The holiday's history and significance, explained. | Just the FAQs


Biden just signed legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. Here’s why this once local celebration is significant to U.S. history. RELATED: https://bit.ly/3gwqE26

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed legislation marking Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, as a federal holiday.

The president signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act at 3:30 p.m. on June 17 in the East Room of the White House. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris also gave remarks on the passage of the bill and the significance of the holiday.

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